Russian forces are facing ferocious onslaught by Ukrainian forces using the HIMARS rockets which has killed more than 100 Russian soldiers and a “significant amount of military equipment.”
Exiled Mayor of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov said the HIMAR rocket systems are have an accurate range of 185 miles which were supplied to Ukraine by the US.
On Monday he wrote on Telegram, “Today, high-precision HIMARS missiles fired at the points of temporary deployment of the occupying forces at industrial sites in various districts of the city of Melitopol.
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“According to preliminary estimates, a significant amount of military equipment was destroyed.
“More than 100 Russian soldiers, who were in temporary barracks that night, received tickets to the Kobzon concert, and their parents are already choosing the model and colour of the Lada car.”
When Russian soldiers are killed the parents receive compensation money and then buy a new Lada.
Federov told Newsweek that Russian bases are being targetted using the HIMAR rocket systems in Melitipol.
Federov said, “Last week, the occupiers redeployed a significant part of air defence from Melitopol to Kherson.”
“Tonight is the most effective and shows that the existing enemy air defence units are no longer able to resist HIMARS.
“The weakening of the air defence system creates the necessary prerequisites for a successful counteroffensive in the direction of Melitopol.”
He said: “HIMARS are helping us very much. Since HIMARS started working in Ukraine, in Melitopol, we’ve destroyed many Russian positions,.
“They don’t want to make war. They don’t want to stay in Melitopol.
“They want to come back to Russia but their generals say to them, ‘stay, everything will be good.’ But it’s impossible for them to be good in Melitopol.”